Belgium deciding if Scientology to face trial in criminal court

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by mnql1, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. mnql1 Member

    Translation of a French article posted on January 9, 2014 on the website of the Belgian daily newspaper Le Soir:
    L’Eglise de Scientologie comparait devant la chambre du conseil
    EDIT: Link corrected.
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  2. Anonymous Member

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  3. RightOn Member

    Dear Belgium
    Dooooo eeeeeeet!
    that is all
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  4. anon walker Moderator

    Fuuu- they've had 17 years to do this. The hell's wrong with them and their waffle hats?
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  5. Anonymous Member

    Too much brands of beer over there
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  6. Send in Dr Evil....
  7. Random guy Member

    The Belgiand are known for having bureaucracy down to an art.
  8. Anonymous Member

    And some corruption here and there
  9. DeathHamster Member

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz*snort*yawn* Hmm, what? Oh, Belgium. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
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  10. jensting Member

    Mind you, they ran the country without a federal government for quite a while... Inspirational stuff.
  11. mnql1 Member

    From Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, Saturday, January 11, 2014:
    More in the article:
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  12. Anonymous Member

    Belgium- it's either a sneeze or a swear word.
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  14. kthnxbai Member

    From another point of view Belgium is seventeen years ahead of the US... criminal organisation? practice of medicine without a licence? fraud?? I hope they keep going but they've had 17 years to make a good case and they still haven't changed their opinion of Hubbard's con.
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  15. mnql1 Member

    Translation of a French article posted on February 13, 2014 on the website of Belgium's French public broadcaster RTBF:
    L'Eglise de Scientologie devant la justice belge
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  16. mnql1 Member

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  17. jensting Member

    Yes, they did use "cult." Outstanding :)

    Thanks for the translation. While this has taken its time, I think all countries should examine the activities of the criminal orgnisation known as the "church" of $cientology and draw their own conclusdions as to how legal they are...
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  18. kthnxbai Member

    It would be a joke if the cult invoked the statute of limitations when they have themselves caused all the delays.

    But otherwise this is worth waiting for. I believe it is the first time Scientology as an organisation has been put on the stand as a criminal organisation, instead of cases arising out of criminal activity on the part of individual members.

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  19. nothing compared to afghan way of life
  20. Go Belgium, bury the cult.

    Arrest all members, deport the non-residents, confiscate all fraudulently obtained cult property.

    Then publish all the video of it all so we can laugh.
  21. The Wrong Guy Member

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  22. Aurora Member

    Both France and Canada have convicted entities of the cult itself, as well as individuals, for criminal activity. But Belgium sounds the juiciest of all.
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  23. Anonymous Member

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  24. Sekee Member

    Don’t forget Greece.
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  25. kthnxbai Member

    And somewhere I read a blog about the failure of the cult in Mexico where the government has steadfastly refused to recognise Co$ as a religion, referring to court cases against it in France and Belgium as well as to their bad local behaviour, notably non-payment of debts.
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  26. Anonymous Member

    Mnql1 also has a recent, active thread about the Mexican cult situation...

    ... the latest post into the thread was made September 25th, 2013.
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  27. kthnxbai Member

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  28. mnql1 Member

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  29. DeathHamster Member

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  30. RolandRB Member

    Maybe they lost all the documents.
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  31. jensting Member

    not "lost" - officially destroyed, accidentally like, three and a half binders worth. Oh, and the piece of paper which authorised the destruction didn't make it, either. How bizarre... Just like that law where the text got more complicated (as part of an administrative clean-up of the words) so as to remove the possibility of having the criminal organisation known as the "church" of $cientology banned for organised fraud.

    Never mind, they're committed to breaking the law - sooner or later a victim is going to stand up to them and the due process of the law will continue.

    If sometimes a little slowly (bringing us back to Belgium)...
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  33. mnql1 Member

    Translation of a French article by the Belga News Agency posted on Thursday, March 27, 2014:
    Dix membres de la Scientologie renvoyés en correctionnelle
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  34. TorontosRoot Member

    This time the cult shouldn't be able to get away or fair game the courts. If they even dare do that, will the judges and jurors ever tolerate it?
  35. The Wrong Guy Member

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  36. fishypants Moderator


    I bet you 50p and a bunch of grapes that they do.
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  37. fishypants Moderator

    Via Google Translate which seems to find Dutch a bit tricky...

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  38. DeathHamster Member

    This story's perps go to 11.
    Bah, Google Translate has been improved to uselessness!
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  39. TorontosRoot Member

    God damn fooglepoogle! Why can't they improve? Geeze, what about bing translate? Isn't microsofty any better?

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